August 12, 2010 RSS feed / News

Hey, can you see?

Ryan Armstrong, 7, of Minneapolis, Minn., tried his hand at kayaking during a recent trip to Jamestown to visit his aunt, islander Mary Pat Ryan. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

CYC hosts NBYA girls’ clinic and championships

Conanicut Yacht Club sailors Katja Sertl and Ailsa Petrie, 420, and Rachel Bryer, Laser Radial, were recently victorious in the NBYA Junior Women’s Championships held at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

Perrotti named resort manager at Bay Voyage

The Wyndham Bay Voyage Inn has named islander Christopher B. Perrotti to the position of resort manager. More...

Conanicut Grange Report

In a recent historical column in the Newport Daily News, Leonard Panaggio writes that on the morning of April 2, 1909, the “Ferry boat Beavertail made a special trip from Jamestown to Newport carrying several loads of loose hay.” More...

JYC summer series race results

Race number seven of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held recently, with the following results: More...

Summer’s waning, but keep on planting

The Island Garden

It may seem like a bad time to start seeds, but this is the time of year to get a second crop. You may have harvested garlic, potatoes and onions, and your lettuce is probably gone to seed because of the heat. So why not try a second crop? More...

‘Complacency’ to blame for oil spill, says island expert

Islander Dennis Nixon, an authority on maritime law, recently spoke about an issue that has troubled Americans for the past 3.5 months – the Deepwater Horizon, British Petroleum oil spill on April 20. More...

Team ‘Just Wings’ raises thousands for cancer research

Cancer is a disease that touches everyone. Whether it’s a mother or father, sister or brother, friend or relative, co-worker or neighbor – or even us – a cancer diagnosis brings hardship into our everyday lives. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Islander Captain Marc Taylor took the Jamestown Press along aboard the MV Endurance transiting the Suez Canal from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. More...

Democratic Committee endorses candidates

The Jamestown Democratic Town Committee has endorsed a slate of statewide and local candidates following its monthly meeting held in July. More...

Service with a smile

Joanne Hulme (left), Lynda King and Michelle Gibbs served plenty of delicious fare during the Central Baptist Church’s lobster roll dinner last Friday evening. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

The fruits of my labor

Flotsam and Jetsam

This is a warning: Do not give in to the impulse to plant a fruit tree in your yard! Just step away from that sapling; your life will be much better for it. More...

Lobster for a cause

Jack and Mary Brittain hosted a lobster boil at their home to raise funds to purchase a 42-inch flat screen television for the Jamestown Housing Authority. More...

Croft re-elected to IBTTA board

Earl J. “Buddy” Croft III of Cranston, executive director of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority, was re-elected to serve on the board of the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association for a term ending Dec. 31, 2013. More...

MHS to hold first annual photography contest

The Middletown Historical Society, in conjunction with the Newport Art Museum and Art Association, will hold its first annual Beautiful Middletown photography contest. More...

Blue Cross offers grants to health programs

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is now accepting applications for its 2011 BlueAngel Community Health Grant program. More...

Islander promoted at Insurance Brokerage

RISCO Insurance Brokerage Inc. More...